RAW FOOD CLEANSE~DAY 12

February 12, 2012 at 9:56 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , )

Today was definitely a snack day. Last day of my time on the road so should be the last of these…hopefully!! After a 13hr work day then 2 hrs on the road ending with a tow truck and stuck in a random hotel for dinner while my car was with AAA, I was happy that at least my body was still feeling good ūüôā

 

 

Day 12

Morning Drink-Coconut water

  • My fridge is FILLED with Amy and Brian Natural coconut water. And when I jump on theroad, I take a few of these with me and I’m good to go. Also, by far one of the best brands of coconut water I’ve had. I’m a fan of pulp so its even better!

Snack-sweet pepper w/spaghetti sauce

  • ¬†I just happened to have a bag of small sweet peppers and a jar filled with extra¬†spaghetti¬†sauce from dinner last week. This was actually addicting! I’d definitely say make extra of that sauce just so you can use it for veggie dip. mmmm good!.¬†

Snack-Thai curry nuts

  • Of course I always carry a few bags of Living Intentions Gone Nuts in my car. The Thai Curry flavor is one of my addictions. I could easily go through this bag in a minute! I especially love the added coconut with the cashews. Perfect bite to it.

Dinner-Salad

  • Luckily when both my lights went out in my car (random!) and my boyfriend and I pulled off to an exit that looked¬†abandoned, a super sweet couple pulled over to see if they could help. Sadly, nothing could be done however, since we just happened to be close to the SFO airport they were on their way to their hotel nearby. They offered to have us follow them so we wouldn’t be stuck in murderers ally! We got to the hotel and their menu was filled with sandwiches and hamburgers and other fabulous things I wasn’t able to eat. So I chose the house salad with olive oil and lemon juice. Then it started raining and I was just happy to have shelter and something to eat.

Its days like this that make eating raw a bit more difficult that I had imagined!

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RAW FOOD CLEANSE~DAY 11

February 11, 2012 at 9:48 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , )

Did I mention I was going to be having a few of these long work days? So not much/anytime to “cook”. But I couldn’t leave you hanging with no new thing to take away. So I have 3 new products for you. Enjoy!

Day 11

Drink-Kombucha

  • Synergy raw Kombucha. Honestly, its not something I grab from the fridge because I’m craving it. But I do know its good for me so throw it back!

Snack-Cucumbers olive oil w/salad booster

  • My favorite seasoning-Living Intentions Salad Booster original. I basically put this on everything.¬†Taste good…good for ya. Easy peasy¬†

Dessert-Chocolate Ball Treats

  • I loveeee chocolate. This is perfect! These treats are the perfect size and perfect taste. A MUST.

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RAW FOOD CLEANSE~DAY 7

February 7, 2012 at 4:37 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s officially been a week. When I first started this I thought I wasn’t going to survive. Now I’m realizing how much flavor I can create in things that are actually good for me! Today was definitely a turning point when I realized how I can make foods that I used to eat that were terrible for me and actually have it be 100% guilt free feeling ūüôā

Day 7

 

Breakfast-Porridge

  • ¬†Oatmeal/porridge isn’t that bad I supposed but to have a RAW option….incredible. Today I ate some Living Intentions¬†Acai, Apple, Sultanas & Mangosteen Porridge. It was THE BOMB! Totally in love.

 

Lunch-Green “shake”

  • If you’re eating raw for the first time or forever, ya know by now that a green “shake” should be in your diet. Today I decided to make a light green, healthy drink with some great taste that doesn’t taste like grass. The green powder at the end of the recipe is incredible! We can never eat enough greens and this is greens perfection! It is good for so many parts of the body and can do no wrong. (although definitely has a “green” taste, so add¬†accordingly)¬†
  1. 1 bunch watercress
  2. 1 green apple
  3. 1 lime
  4. 1/4 cucumber
  5. 4 mint leaves
  6. 1 banana
  7. 1/4 c water
  8. 1 c ice
  9. Health Force Vitamineral Green powder
Put 1-4 in the juicer. Take 5-9 and throw in a blender and pour in the juice. Enjoy!

 

Dinner-Spaghetti with marinara

  • Thanks to my brothers incredible talent of “cooking” the best raw meals, I got to experience an unbelievable italian dish. Italian food is a weakness and I thought I was going to have to suffer through my cleanse without a bite of delicious carb goodness ūüôā OH NO! After eating this, I may never eat that bowl of empty carbs again! So I’m here to share with you the awesomeness wish is¬†Zucchini¬†and Kelp Noodle¬†Spaghetti. Good for 2 people
                    Noodles 
  1. 1 bag Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles 
  2. 1 zucchini cut in strips
  3. handful of cilantro
  4. 1/4 of red pepper
  5. 1 collared green leaf cut in strips

                Meat Sauce 

  1. 1/3 red pepper
  2. 1/2 c olive oil
  3. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  4. 2 Roma Tomatoes
  5. 1/2 large tomato
  6. head of basil
  7. 1 tspn Himalayan Crystal Salt
  8. 1/2 sun dried tomatoes

For a more meaty taste throw in some Fennel, paprika, cumin, sage, oregano, and basil!

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RAW FOOD CLEANSE~DAY 4

February 4, 2012 at 7:35 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Feeling pretty darn good today! I know, its only the 4th day but thats 4 days without all the foods I’m accustom to and all my comfort food. It definitely is a bit tough without having a food processor yet (bought a broken one apparently) and wishing I had a dehydrator to make chips and pizza crust!

Day 4
Living Intentions Acai Berry granola and my homemade hemp milk. Top this with fresh blueberries and it is super delicious! Breakfast-Granola and Hemp Milk

Snack-banana bread

  • Today, my boyfriend and I went hiking and I went to grab an¬†energy bar. Then realized that wasn’t something I¬†could¬†eat anymore. So I took the Go Raw Flax Banana Bread instead. At first, I didn’t quite hang on to the taste but after a few bites, it grew on me.

Snack-Zucchini Hummus

  • Before I started this cleanse, there were about 2-3 containers of hummus in the fridge at once. It’s one of our favorite snack foods. So, I wanted to try to make it raw! You would think that chick peas would be what should go in raw hummus. But chick peas are actually kind of fattening and hard to digest. Thanks to my brother, I now have the most incredible hummus…made from zucchini! Again, I really never liked zucchini, but this was so good, I’m planning to have my fridge stalked with this recipe!
                    Zucchini Hummus
  1. 2-zucchinis
  2. 4-garlic gloves
  3. head of cilantro
  4. 1/3 cup olive oil
  5. 1/2 cup lemon
  6. 3/4 cup tahini
  7. 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  8. 5-10 green olives
  9. spoonful cumin
  10. 1 serrano or japaleno chili
  11. Himalayan salt
  12. ground pepper

This makes a TON so cut this in half if its just 1 person. I eat these by the spoonfuls so was definitely good for me. ūüôā

 

Drink-Mango Milk Shake

I’m a huge fan of fruit smoothies. In this one heres what I threw in:

  1. 1 Mango
  2. 2 Clementines
  3. 6 ice cubes
  4. 1/2 Hemp milk
  5. Living Intentions Chia Powder (need to make this a superfood drink of course!)
Throw everything in the blender and put it in till smooth. Even having a few bits of mango is fabulous!

Dinner-Avocado fennel soup w/mango

  • I can’t even put this recipe on here! I finished making this and once I poured it in the bowl, just looking at it I knew this was going to be a bad one. I ate one. Ate 2. By the 5th spoonful, I had to throw it out before I got sick! I’ll have to work on this one. And I¬†definitely¬†won’t put up a pic, might get sick just looking at it lol

Dessert-Chocolate Goji Berry Cookies

  • I couldn’t end the night on a bad note! I can always count on a nice dessert to make me feel better ūüôā Here is an¬†AWESOME recipe and taste fabulous since I’m a total sucker for chocolate. Quick, easy, and yummmy. Thanks to¬†Living Intentions Super Flour recipe I was able to create a goodie that my whole family is eating now! And a Raw flour!? This is perfect. I’m going to be making so much stuff from this cool ingredient since I’m a huge dessert person.

 

Chocolate Goji Berry Cookies

If you like soft and chewy, this is for you! This will be good for about 8-10 cookies

  1. 1 c Living Intentions Super Flour
  2. 1/4 c agave
  3. 1/4 c cacao powder
  4. 1/4 (or less) Goji Berries ground in coffee grinder
  5. 1 soft date, mashed
  6. 1 1/2 tspn Cacao or any nut butter

Put everything in a bowl, knead well, shape and stick in the fridge! I recommend putting these on a Glad clear wrap so it can peel off easier. Enjoy! Soooo good!

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RAW FOOD CLEANSE~DAY 3

February 3, 2012 at 11:44 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Still feeling good about this cleanse. I think whats really carrying me through this is the excitement of creating new and tasty recipes. My friends asked me about this cleanse and wondered what I was going to eat besides a bunch of salads. Well, this is my journey to find out what else there is to this wonderful world of healthy foods.

DAY 3

Breakfast-Cereal with help milk

  • Cereal is definitely something I’m craving. I used to eat it every morning. And people always say to cut out the cereals¬†because its not healthy and is just empty calories. So I was very excited to know that I could still eat my morning bowl of cereal with Living Intentions Cacao Crunch Cereal. (You’ll probably see me having this a few times a week!) The best part with the chocolate flavor is when it soaks in the milk, it gives me chocolate milk!
  • I also made super healthy Hemp Milk in almost 2 minutes! This is a super healthy¬†alternative to regular cow’s milk and was¬†surprisingly quick to make!
  1. 1 c coconut water (for a lil sweeter taste)
  2. 2 c filtered water
  3. 1 c shelled hemp seeds
  4. 2-3 tbsp agave nectar
  5. 1 tspn Vanilla
Throw all this in the blender on high till very, very smooth! (even a minute is fine) Pour this in a sealed jar and it’ll last 3 days ūüôā (good for 2 people)

Lunch-Left over Cauliflower Mash

  • I show that good lovin’ to left overs!

Snack-Epic Kale chips

  • I never thought I would be a fan of kale but I am officially ADDICTED! Blessings Alive and Radiant Foods rocked these! I¬†could easily finish the entire bag of the Quite Cheesy Kale chips! Crazy good.

Dinner-Epic Arugula Pumpkin Seed Pesto Lasagna!

  • This day just keeps getting better. My mom and boyfriend aren’t eating these foods with me but when they tried this dish, they asked me when I was going to make it for them! HA. So good. I’m also not a fan at all of Zucchini, but this is the bomb. I know what I’m making again next week!!
                    Pumpkin Arugula Pesto
  1. 1 c Arugula
  2. 1/3 c Living Intentions Ayurvedic Chili Blend Pumpkin Seeds
  3. 2 garlic gloves
  4. Himalayan salt to taste
  5. 1/4 Sun Dried tomatoes
  6. 2 tbsp tahini
  7. 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  8. Handful of basil
  9. 3 tbsp natural yeast
  10. 1/4 Living Intentions Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy
Put everything in the blender  till creamy
                    Lasagna Layers
  1. Zucchini
  2. Small tomato
  3. Sauerkraut
Take the zucchini and slice into strips. Use a mandoline for thinner pieces but a knife
works well too.  After that, slice a small tomato.  Now you build the lasagna.
  1. Take a few slices of zucchini and place it on the place
  2. Next a tomato slice
  3. Top it with the Sauerkraut and Pesto
  4. Repeat the layers! ( I made 3)
  5. Top with raw cheese (if you’re not vegan)

Today just made me super stoked about what more creations I will make over the next month. If it looks like today, then I will be extremely satisfied.¬†Definitely let me know what you think bout this one. “Cooking” is an invention and an art. Sharing, changing and mixing are all part of the process. And I can’t wait to share these with the world!

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RAW FOOD CLEANSE~DAY 2

February 2, 2012 at 11:50 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I’m on day 2 and ready to start creating! During the work day, it’ll be a bit more tough to do much but dinner will be my first real creation! For today, I’m hoping I can make something that fills me up this time.¬†

DAY 2

Breakfast-Left over smoothie with acai blueberry cereal added

  • I’m a fan of left overs. If you’re not hungry…then don’t finish it! Just pop it in a jar or closed container and eat it up the next day ūüôā So I got a little creative. Instead of milk, I took my left over smoothie from yesterday and added Living Intentions Acai Blueberry Cereal. Created some great flavor and texture!

Drink-Coconut water

  • Whether you’re a raw foodist, health nut or love your junk food, who can resist a nice cold glass of coconut water with pulp!

Snack-Mango

  • Fresh diced mango and a glass of coconut water….felt like I was back on the beaches of Thailand. Sandy white beaches in my living room!

Lunch-Salad

  • Easy and quick…a salad is always nice. Throw on some onions, cucumber, sweet bell peppers, Zukay Raw Sweet Onion Basil salad dressing. Top off with Living Intentions Gone Nuts! Rosemary Garlic and Living Intentions Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy. And don’t forget some fresh blueberries for a nice sweet taste. Pretty good!

Dinner-Cauliflower Mash + Mushroom Gravy

  • I love mashed potatoes! So having an alternative is crucial. Check out this bomb recipe.
                    MASH:
  1. 3 c Cauliflower broken to small piece
  2. 1/4 cup avocado
  3. 1 minced Garlic
  4. 1/8 c lemon juice
  5. 1 tbls olive oil
  6. 2 tspn sage
  7. Living Intentions  Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy (as much as you like)
  8. 1/4 c Living Intentions Ayurvedic Chili Blend Sprouted Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds.  (added for spiciness and crunch)
Put everything in a food processor till smooth (or texture you like)
                   
                    GRAVY:
  1. 1/8 c Olive Oil
  2. 2 small mushrooms
  3. 1/4 Filtered water
  4. 1 tspn Apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 small minced garlic
  6. Himalayan salt (to taste)
Put everything in the blender till smooth.
I put the mash in a bowl, poured on the gravy and topped with some small cucumber slices. Then ¬†have a side “slice” of Raw Mineral Rich Crust by Mauk Family Farms. Lots of taste so I drank it with some coconut water…perfect to wash it all down with ūüôā My family tried it and definitely like it.
Dessert-Don’t forget some nice sweets to finish off a great dinner!
  • Super nice Lemon & Coconut by Cafe¬†Gratitude (YES! they make package cookies!) Sitting down with a perfect cup of tea and raw honey. Not too shabby.
This was definitely a delicious day. Hopefully getting the hang of this! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! Day 2~Winning ūüôā

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RAW FOOD CLEANSE~DAY 1

February 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , )

Raw Food! The purest form of what this amazing earth has to give us and making our bodies healthier than ever! I’ve always known what raw food was since my brother has been living that lifestyle. Now that I’m working for my brothers Raw Food company, he suggested that I do a raw food cleanse so I understood what it was all about. Now that I’m starting, I have a feeling I may have known this world of raw food, but never truly understood it. So, here we go! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

DAY 1

Well this day started out slow and but ended a lot better. I thought I had a grasp on what I was going to do…definitely didn’t! I didn’t realize how much more energy I was going to need to put into my food¬†preparation¬†than opening a bag of chips and a jar of salsa.

Menu

Breakfast-Apple

Breakfast-Living Intentions Cacao Crunch Cereal (no milk. Forgot I couldn’t eat regular milk)

  • Who knew cereals were good for you! I love biting into the cacao nubs.

Snack-Living Intentions Thai Chili Pineapple Trail mix

  • Nice and crunchy with a bit of a bite ūüôā

Snack-Living Intentions Gone Nuts! Spinach Pesto

  • LOVE PESTO! The walnuts make a nice soft crunch
Drink-Smoothie w/berries, a banana
  • This was my savior. Easy and delicious.

Dinner-A very large salad with raw dressing, salad booster and Himalayan salt

  • Not to shabby for a first night. Put some great Zukay Sweet Onion Basil Raw Dressing, Living Intentions Gone Nuts! Rosemary and sprinkle of my fav….Himalayan Salt. Oh and who could forget Living Intentions Salad Booster! I put this stuff on just about anything!

Dessert-Living Intentions Gone Nuts! White chocolate Chip.

  • This is easily one of my favorite flavor from this line. Being in love with white chocolate, but having it be so bad for you!!…this was a dream come true.

Well It definitely wasn’t incredibly exciting but it was a start! I’m definitely going to need to get some good recipes and all the kitchen appliances that go with it. Things like a food processor,¬†mandoline, dehydrator and a coffee grinder.¬†Definitely keep up and see what I¬†discover and how my Raw road unfolds. Should be interesting!

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